Course detail: FBI Civil Rights 101: Color of Law, Hate Crimes, & Bias
- Critique officer behavior as it affects community perception and public trust with an appreciation for overcoming negative historical impacts of policing. Focus on rebuilding relationships and examine the history of policing and the formation of community perceptions.
- Examine police actions that contribute to public trust in contrast to those that draw public scrutiny. Officers will recognize how appropriate transparency and community involvement add to a trusting relationship between law enforcement and the community.
- Explain how law enforcement represents the face of government at the national, state, and local levels.
- Interpret and apply policy as it impacts procedural justice, the rights of citizens, and public perception.
- Explore areas of criminal and civil liabilities surrounding issues of search and seizure, use of force, and the use of law enforcement tools and vehicles.
- Appreciate the need to provide care to those in custody and evaluate the liability risk for the officer's failure to do so.
- Examine the legal protections afforded to officers while working under the color of law.
- Identify actions that lead to greater public scrutiny and how violations "in uniform" differ from others. The officer will examine how failure to uphold expectations effect police relationships within the community, and how societal norms create standards that have bearing on law enforcement's liability influencing a finding of negligence.
- Examine the legal and policy limitations on the use of force and methods to minimize liabilities surrounding these incidents including after-care of individuals.
- Participants will exhibit fairness in policing while giving people a voice and performing law enforcement duties with impartiality and the necessary level of transparency to sustain and strengthen public trust. Additionally, participants will develop procedural knowledge of federal, state, and local laws on the actions of law enforcement officers and the enforcement of those laws.
- Law Enforcement Officers